Forget ADAU with Facebook, it’s all about ARPU

Forget ADAU with Facebook, it’s all about ARPU

While the herd is caught up in changes to Facebook that may lead to a dip in average usage, we see the surge in average revenue per user as the real drive in earnings. With advertising rates climbing and the company focused on monetizing the majority of its platforms, we see it continuing to win overall advertising spend dollars in the coming quarters.

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Weekly Issue: After the close corporate earnings anything but “steady as she goes”

Weekly Issue: After the close corporate earnings anything but “steady as she goes”

As earnings heat up and volatility returns to the market, we are standing pat with our existing call options positions. As we do this, we’re sharing a very speculative idea with subscribers that leverages the growing mobile banking market in India

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Businesses flock to Instagram

The adoption of social media by companies to reach customers, share its wares, drive revenues and build its brands continues. Amid the battle between Facebook and LinkedIn, we are seeing businesses embrace Instagram, in some cases as its only web presence, to reach customers. Even as we peruse Instagram, we are seeing more companies have […]

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Facebook joins Amazon in disrupting food delivery 

Facebook joins Amazon in disrupting food delivery 

Recently it was announced that Amazon (AMZN) partnered with Olo, a supplier of order and pay technology to thousands of U.S.  restaurants, to expand its burgeoning food order/delivery service. After testing a similar solution over the last year, Facebook (FB) is now taking its own take on this live across the U.S. As we watch […]

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Samsung focuses innovation efforts on the next industry to be disrupted – autos

Samsung focuses innovation efforts on the next industry to be disrupted – autos

  With innovation stalling, at least for now, in the smartphone market, we see companies shifting their R&D investments in technologies that are poised to disrupt other markets. One of those receiving the most attention these days is the automotive industry. While the guts of cars and trucks have become littered with chips and sensors, […]

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Facebook’s Content is King effort Watch goes live… will you watch it? 

Facebook’s Content is King effort Watch goes live… will you watch it? 

  We’ve seen a number of companies, like Netflix (NFLX) and Amazon (AMZN) look to position themselves within our Content is King investing theme. It’s a smart strategy as that proprietary content is a competitive moat that helps reduce customer churn. With Watch, Facebook (FB) is looking to push into streaming video and vie with Alphabet’s […]

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Tencent set to Stream 2017, 2018 and 2019 NFL games in China

Tencent set to Stream 2017, 2018 and 2019 NFL games in China

We’re not only seeing a blurring of our Content is King and Connected Society investing themes here in the U.S., we’re seeing in China as well in a deal between Tencent and the NFL. Live news and sports were two of the holdouts in streaming content, but with Google (GOOGL) adding streaming news to YouTube; […]

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